SSH stands for Secure Socket Shell. It's a network protocol that allows users access to a remote computer. At Rutgers, the remote computer is usually a Linux server. Once a person logs in via SSH, working on it is like working on the command line on a Linux or Mac terminal at home.
Unlike working on one's own computer, though, access to a Rutgers server is limited for most users. The ability to run commands and manage files is often restricted to a directory that bears the person's user name. Only the server's administrators have unlimited access to the entire server.
Last updated June 8, 2016
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